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AMA Webinar: Diabetes Care Begins with Diabetes Prevention

Meeting Description:
84 million American adults have prediabetes but only 1 in 10 knows of their condition. This is an opportunity for health systems to initiate clinical practice change and prevent diabetes in their populations.  This session will review the evidence base for clinical approaches to diabetes prevention, and describe how physicians and care teams can implement a diabetes prevention initiative within their practice. Kate Kirley, MD, MS, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Janet Williams, MA, Senior Program Manager will be presenters.
Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Ashley Cummings
 Presenter Information
Kate Kirley, MD, MS
Dr. Kirley is Director of Chronic Disease Prevention at the American Medical Association.  Prior to joining the AMA, she was a practicing family physician and health services researcher at NorthShore University Health System, and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Kirley also served as Assistant Director of NorthShore’s Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship and as Assistant Director of the Ambulatory Primary Care Innovations Group. After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at UIC/Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Janet Williams, MA
Janet Williams is senior manager of physician and health system engagement at the American Medical Association.  She has more than 30 years public health program and policy development experience.   She manages the AMA’s prediabetes initiative to develop and test clinical tools and resources for engaging health systems, clinicians and health departments in diabetes prevention. Before joining the AMA, Janet was with Cook County Department of Public Health and the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago.  She holds a masters in media advocacy and public policy from DePaul University.